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Membership Reports: Five-Year Information Format Trends (2003)

2004 Information Trends: Content, Not Containers

Five-Year Information Format Trends, released in early 2003, provides a snapshot look at how trends and innovation in information formats (e.g. Web pages, electronic books, MP3 audio) are creating new challenges and opportunities for librarians, who must integrate these with existing formats and build new information management processes all while balancing resource allocation.

The report identifies top trends and presents and analyzes relevant statistics in four areas:

  • Popular Materials
  • Scholarly Materials
  • Digitization Projects
  • Web Resources

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